Fast Facts for Dementia Care

Fast Facts for Dementia Care

Nurses may need to arrange for more flexible and frequent meal times for
patients with advanced dementia and plan these around the availability of
someone who can take time for the hand-feeding process. In addition, nurses in
short-term ...

Author: Carol A. Miller

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826120366

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Categories: Medical

Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia Neuroscience and Biomedical Applications

Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia  Neuroscience and Biomedical Applications

Division of Attention The coimagination method allocates equal time for
presentations, questions and comments, with a predefined turn for each
participant to engage in interactive communication. This requirement is
necessary because ...

Author: Wu, Jinglong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781609605605

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 700

"This book provides a comprehensive collection for experts in the Neuroscience and Biomedical technology fields, outlining various concepts from cognitive neuroscience and dementia to neural technology and rehabilitation"--Provided by publisher.
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Fast Facts for Dementia Care Second Edition

Fast Facts for Dementia Care  Second Edition

... when signatures are required for procedures and at many other times when
they care for people with dementia. ... Discuss the information ahead of time with
trusted family members or surrogate decision makers and plan the best way to ...

Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826151810

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 435

This quick-access clinical reference for nurses in adult health settings addresses the most prevalent and complex management challenges in caring for people with dementia. The second edition—completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care—includes two new chapters on the Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse, along with new information on cultural considerations and distinguishing between dementia and delirium. Quotes from people with dementia are included in this edition to give first-person accounts of their experiences. Fast Facts for Dementia Care, Second Edition delivers specific care strategies for all stages of dementia in a wide range of clinical settings, including acute care, long-term care, and home and community settings. Chapters introduce relatively simple dementia-specific interventions nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent or address problems before they escalate. Using bullet points and concise paragraphs, this streamlined resource discusses the issues faced by people with dementia and their care partners and what nurses can do. It addresses disease progression, assessment and management of pain, medications, safety concerns, communication strategies, ethical issues, and end-of-life care. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care of people with dementia New information of cultural considerations including culturally appropriate communication, considerations related to treatment goals, and more Chapters on Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse Key Features: Helps identify and manage conditions associated with mental status, including delirium and dementia Provides clinical vignettes and quotes of real-life situations illustrating successful nursing interventions Discusses communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, end-of-life care, and more Includes “Fast Facts” boxes for quick reference to essential information
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Yoga for Dementia

Yoga for Dementia

A Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers Tania Plahay.
every moment of life, even the moments we might think of at the time as being the
bad moments. Buddhists and others believe that things we can do to ease the ...

Author: Tania Plahay

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504335

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 950

Proven to enhance wellbeing, posture, breathing and sleep, and reduce anxiety and agitation, this programme shows how yoga can be adapted to benefit people with dementia. Based on the findings of a pilot therapeutic yoga programme for people with dementia in care homes, this book offers substantial yoga sequences, breathing exercises, meditations and mindfulness exercises for improving symptoms associated with dementia. It offers an innovative Reminiscence Yoga approach, which uses sounds, music, guided imagery and familiar actions to stimulate memories. The book demonstrates the many benefits of yoga for people with dementia, and describes the ways that each yoga exercise can be adapted for people of different abilities.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dementia and Social Work Practice

Dementia and Social Work Practice

... time, and a belief that understanding the caregiver is critical to planning,
coordinating, and evaluating needed services and resources for the person with
dementia. Time, probably our scarcest resource, is critical for care managers
working ...

Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826101089

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 322

"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.
Categories: Social Science

Nurturing Nuggets for Dementia Caregivers

Nurturing Nuggets for Dementia Caregivers

25 Supportive Strategies in Caring for Persons with Dementia Susan E. Lanza.
provide life skill activities • participate in exercise schedule time for relaxing /
reflecting • use laughter , the best medicine The social aspects of dementia take
on a ...

Author: Susan E. Lanza

Publisher: Buttonberry Books

ISBN: 0976822709

Category: Caregivers

Page: 72

View: 248

Categories: Caregivers

Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People

The Western Australia Dementia Training Study Centre (WA DTSC) primary
collaborative partners include: Curtin University; Edith ... Training, Innovation,
Mentoring and Education for dementia (TIME for dementia) is the Victoria and
Tasmania ...

Author: Rhonda Nay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729578981

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 995

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
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Time for Dementia

Time for Dementia

Make time to read this book and get a whole new meaning on how to use this most precious currency. Time for Dementia is illustrated in full colour throughout with James McKillop's stunning photographs.

Author: Jane Gilliard


ISBN: 1874790922

Category: Dementia

Page: 126

View: 139

Time is the currency of dementia care - we should spend it on what we value most. This collection of writings, from both professional and personal perspectives, offers insight into: The meaning of time; Making time; Clocks; Time to love; Being in the moment; Night time; Past times; Pastimes; Making good use of time. Make time to read this book and get a whole new meaning on how to use this most precious currency. Time for Dementia is illustrated in full colour throughout with James McKillop's stunning photographs.
Categories: Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

It might not be the ideal time to release this book. During the period in which this
book was drafted the American Psychiatric Association proposed new criteria for
major and minor neurocognitive disorders (the entities previously known as ...

Author: Glenn E. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199764181

Category: Medical

Page: 403

View: 722

This book reviews the neuropsychology of common and a few rare neurodegenerative conditions. The mild cognitive impairment prodrome of each condition is highlighted. Chapters include an autopsy-confirmed case presentation from the authors' files, current diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, neuropathology/neurophysiology, genetics, neuroimaging, associated clinical features, differential neuropsychological features and possible interventions.
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Trial Designs and Outcomes in Dementia Therapeutic Research

Trial Designs and Outcomes in Dementia Therapeutic Research

This means that 98.2% of those on HRT did not develop dementia, despite the
alarming media reports. Sensitivity to change Most ... This test may not be
sensitive enough to detect changes over time in unselected populations.
Furthermore ...

Author: Kenneth Rockwood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203340653

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 164

Given the increased attention by clinicians, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry to the management and treatment of dementia not only in the elderly but also in increasingly younger populations, the demands for effective evidence-based pharmaceutical control of dementia and quantitative assessment of outcomes have increased. Since some firs
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AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

When family members are tempted to turn on each other in times of stress and
difficulty, it's useful for all to remember that they have a common enemy—the ...
To add to your pile of stress, dementia's loss is, as we've seen, not a one-time

Author: Pauline Boss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118245699

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 761

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, Pauline Boss provides research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia. Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.
Categories: Psychology

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Good, clear communication skills are essential in dementia care because we
know that confusion has profound effects on a sufferer's ability to communicate. In
the early stages of dementia it can often take some time for sufferers to make ...

Author: Danny Walsh

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846425352

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 850

This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training manual also provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and national training standards. It can be used as a self-training guide by carers, who can work through it at their own pace or under the supervision of a colleague, or by trainers running structured courses on good practice in dementia care. It is also suitable for use as a quick reference in daily practice. This comprehensive resource will provide useful guidance for all staff working face-to-face with people with dementia, whether in nursing, day-care or residential settings.
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Care Giving in Dementia V3

Care Giving in Dementia V3

Week six The general aims are to draw the group to a close and allow time to
discuss finishing the group and emphasize the benefits of memory aids: •
Welcome to the memory group. • Members to introduce themselves to the group (
names ...

Author: Gemma M. M. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135479732

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 163

The first two volumes of Care-Giving in Dementia integrated up-to-date neurobiological information about dementia with specific developments in care-giving. Taking the same multidisciplinary approach, and drawing contributions from leading practitioners, this third volume will prove invaluable to health and mental health professionals caring for people with dementia. Key themes in Volume 3 include: personal construct psychology and person-centred care; living in lifestyle groups in nursing homes; music therapy for people with dementia; support programmes for caregivers of people with dementia; coping in early dementia; stress and burden on care-givers; the Alzheimer Café concept and new support groups for people with dementia; ethical issues in the care of elderly people with dementia in nursing homes.
Categories: Psychology

Competence Assessment in Dementia

Competence Assessment in Dementia

In this chapter we will give an overview on how this important goal can be
reached efficiently in dementia research, to enable good quality research with
high clinical relevance for dementia care, while at the same time safeguarding
the ...

Author: European Dementia Consensus Network

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211723692

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 820

The increasing proportion of demented elderly in populations, debates over patient’s rights and autonomy, and the growing body of knowledge on dementia has inspired the European Dementia Consensus Network to regard competence assessment in dementia as an important topic of debate. This book contains a summarised consensus as well as chapters on state-of-art neuropsychological functions and how they relate to competence, and chapters discussing ethical, legal perspectives.
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The Aging Brain and Senile Dementia

The Aging Brain and Senile Dementia

More recently we have investigated the use of low pH to reduce cell division for
relatively long periods of time. Table 2 compares cell growth for T59
neuroblastoma cells which were allowed a) to remain at confluent density, b)
were treated ...

Author: K. Nandy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468430936

Category: Medical

Page: 307

View: 446

There are currently about 21 million people over 6S years in the United States and over a million of them suffer from a severe degree of mental impairment. This number will undoubtedly increase as more and more people attain their full lifespan. The Veterans Administration is acutely aware of this problem in the population it serves. Currently, there are about 31 million veterans in the United States. About 13 percent of these veterans are over 6S years of age and the number is expected to increase to 40 percent by the turn of the century. In recognition of the pressing need to address this problem, eight Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Centers (GRECC) have been established under the auspices of the Veterans Administration and the guiding spirit of Dr. Paul Haber, Assistant Chief Medical Director for Professional Services, Veterans Administration. The purpose of these centers is to develop a better understanding of the complex biomedical and socio-economic problems of the aged in general and to enhance the quality of life of the older veterans in particular o Gerontologists working towards a better understanding of the aging process and better care of the aged have made major progress in the biomedical field in the last decade. Among the efforts made by the Veterans Administration, the department of Extended Care and Academic Affairs have sponsored a number of symposia in the field of Gerontology.
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Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook

Geriatric Physical Therapy   eBook

Incorrect responses on either or both tasks are scored as a positive result,
indicating dementia. A correct response on both tasks is scored as a negative
result, indicating no dementia. Misidentification of two odors is predicative of a 5
times ...

Author: Andrew A. Guccione

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323072410

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 928

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.
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Enhancing the Quality of Life in Advanced Dementia

Enhancing the Quality of Life in Advanced Dementia

Dementia. The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECQ at
the Minneapolis Veterans ... with the advent of new medications there is promise
that the disease can be stabilized in the early stages for longer periods of time.

Author: Ladislav Volicer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135062163

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 126

Published in 1999, Enhancing the Quality of Life in Advanced Dementia is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.
Categories: Psychology



... necessitate simplifying information and language, providing information
piecemeal and at the appropriate time, and sometimes a degree of “maternalism
and paternalism.” For example, in the patient with advanced dementia who still
insists ...

Author: Bradford Dickerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199321728

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 379

Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.
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A Caregiver s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

A Caregiver s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

didn't seem to be enough time or energy left for me once I'd done everything I
needed to do for Karl. Then I fell, and everything changed. I have diabetes, and I
guess I let my blood sugar get too high, and I fainted. I crawled over to the phone

Author: Helen Buell Whitworth, "MS, BSN"

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1935281445

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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Received a 2012 Caregiver Friendly Award from Today's Caregiver Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms. This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Advances in Rehabilitation Research and Application 2011 Edition

Advances in Rehabilitation Research and Application  2011 Edition

“Currently there is no standardized procedure for recording direct care time of
dementia patients in a nursing home. Recording the direct care time, however,
provides an important component of both cost estimates for time-dependent ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464933851

Category: Medical

Page: 81

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Advances in Rehabilitation Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Rehabilitation in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Rehabilitation Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Rehabilitation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Rehabilitation Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at
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